Shipping Instructions

General Shipping Instructions

Samples can be shipped using the United States Postal Service (USPS), FedEx, or United Parcel Service (UPS). Please see the specific instructions below for how to ship samples using these services. Please be sure to visit the website of or contact the testing laboratory prior to shipping for specific shipping requirements, pricing, and testing schedule information.

What to Ship

Samples
  • Bundle tubes together in groups of 2-10 tubes with a rubber band.
  • Place inside a leak proof zip lock bag or baggie.
  • Wrap the bundle with newspaper or paper towels (enough to absorb all fluid if all tubes break).
  • Pack the bags with bubble wrap or absorbent newspaper inside a cardboard box.
  • DO NOT SHIP SAMPLES IN PLAIN OR PADDED ENVELOPES!
Sample Submission Form

Enclose a completed sample submission form with the samples. Pleas use the proper form for the test you are submitting samples. The submission forms can be downloaded or obtained from the testing laboratory’s website or by contacting them directly.

How to Ship

USPS
  • Print and place a Biohazard symbol inside of the box.
  • Or write Biohazard on the plastic bag or on a note size piece of paper with a sharpie.
  • DO NOT PUT BIOHAZARD ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE BOX!
  • Write “Exempt Animal Specimen” on the outside of the box.
  • If you have questions, please consult with your local post office and/or check the USPS website.
FedEx
  • Write “Exempt Animal Specimen” on the outside of the box.
  • If you have questions please consult with your local FedEx store and/or check the information on the FedEx website.
UPS
  • Write “Exempt Animal Specimen” on the outside of the box.
  • If you have questions please consult with your local UPS store and/or check the information on the UPS website.

Where to Ship

Locate Your Nearest Lab